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Pro Bono Opportunities

Children need individual representation during child protection proceedings to ensure that their best interests are served.
The money from a security deposit is often needed for a security deposit in another apartment. For low income people, any source of money needs to be pursued.

Welcome!

Welcome to CTLawHelp's Pro Bono Portal, Connecticut's one-stop resource for pro bono attorneys who would like to provide free legal assistance to people with very low income. Browse our catalog to connect with the right opportunity to share your time and skills. Contact us to share a positive pro bono experience, or to suggest resources that you would like to see on the site. And don't forget to check back often, as we will be adding new training materials and features to support volunteer attorneys. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for giving back.

The Top Ten Reasons To Do Pro Bono

(Reprinted and adapted with permission from Florida Legal Services.)

  1. For every pro bono case I take, I undermine one more attorney joke.
  2. I can keep my paying clients while holding on to my dream of making a difference in my community.
  3. God probably won't care if I am "this close" to a billable hours bonus.
  4. My kids will think I'm cool.
  5. I don't get a pass on something this important just because I am busy.
  6. Pro bono keeps me in touch with my inner Atticus Finch.
  7. Saving a child or even a family is a life changing experience I will always remember.
  8. Doing pro bono work recharges my batteries.
  9. Attorneys who do pro bono say it makes them better attorneys.
  10. Because the Rules of Professional Conduct say all lawyers should work to ensure equal access to justice for all those who cannot afford counsel.